Tuesday, December 9, 2014


This little gem was returned to me just in time.......it is called Winterberry.
The Winterberry table runner was something I completed last winter......and at last it is home to be enjoyed on my table.  The bowls, greenery and the berries are from wool.......otherwise it is cotton.

Home at last!

The Journey Begins, by Needle Love is center stage over the fireplace.   I haven't hung the stockings with care.....as my adult children suggest that we give a gift of our time and go out for a lovely dinner together for our Christmas....and that sounds delightful!  They will come to our house on Christmas Eve.  for dinner and games.

I was given this delightful book for my birthday......and I spent many enjoyable stolen minutes now and then to read Susan's account of her romance with hew husband and their trip by ship to England and then her account of the 2 months they spent there.  If anyone is wanting to spend extended time in England this is a must read.  It is simply sweet and charming.
Tomorrow is the day for the second Wed Drawing.  Remember the winners are notified by reading my blog on that day.  And for today, the first person to respond to www.norma@timelesstraditionsquilts.com 
"When your heart speaks take good notes."
-Judith Campbell


  1. I enjoyed seeing Winterberry again as I have the pattern and it is on my to do list....hmmm maybe I need to put it to the top of the list!

  2. I love quilts that have cotton mixed with wool - so rich! Thanks for the book recommendation - I hope to get back to England someday and this looks like a great resource....

  3. I love the little skunk on The Journey Begins!!!! So cute! And, of course, your Winterberry is beautiful!

  4. Just discovered your blog after seeing your beautiful tablerunner on Facebook. Thanks for sharing the pictures of your Christmas decorating.

  5. Winterberry is so charming! Hope to sew one up someday.
    Your mantel looks lovely with that beautiful quilt. Happy Holidays!

  6. Thw Winterberry Runner and The Journey begins are both beautiful pieces! You've got some wonderful children who definitely know what Christmas is all about! Enjoy every second of the time spent together! :-)

  7. Your table runner has caught my eye. Would look great on my table! Absolutely beautiful!

  8. Beautiful quilts and I just love berries. My parents had holly bushes and I do miss them this time of year. I love Susan Branch book and people are getting her calendar for Christmas. Next time I am in England I want to do her tour (a dream).

  9. Love your Christmas traditions! Winterberry and as the journey begins are beautiful!

  10. Your beautiful quilts look wonderful in your home for Christmas. The Winterberry Runner is already on my to do list and I think that The Journey Begins needs to be added to my list.

  11. Hello Norma,
    Your photographs are beautiful! The Journey Begins quilt with Santa in the woods was designed by Gerry Kimmel-Carr when she had Red Wagon Quilts. Gerry & I have been friends for over 30 years, so when she retired I moved her inventory to our warehouse. We still carry the quilt book titled A NICE MIX which has this particular quilt included ... Here is a link for those searching for this pattern:

    Happy New Year! Renee Nanneman from Need'l Love